I really like non-recipe recipes.
They seem to fit in with my "unable to follow instruction" sensibilities.
This week (woo hoo, I am finally back on schedule), French Fridays with Dorie has one of the ultimate non-recipe recipes - vanilla vegetable salad.
Toss shaved vegetables with a dressing of lemon, oil and vanilla (yes, I did say vanilla).
Top with a little fleur de sel and freshly ground pepper.
Throw in a few handfuls of greens (or not).
Done, done and done.
This was about as complicated as I was able to handle this week, so I am grateful to the FFwD powers for lobbing an easy one our way.
I paired the salad (sans greens - even though I had a fresh bunch of arugula in the refrigerator) with a quick dish of sweet potato fried "rice" & shrimp for a tasty, if somewhat eclectic weeknight dinner.
Now, here's the question... Would I make my salad dressing with vanilla again in the future? I am not sure. It tasted fine, but the strong vanilla overtones really threw me for a loop. It might be an acquired thing - I guess I am not there yet.
In other news... autumn has definitely set in up here. The trees are quickly changing over from green to shades of gold and red (its almost as jolting as discovering that first gray hair). I finally realized that if I don't drag myself out apple picking this weekend, I will be depriving myself of that apple crisp that I have been craving for the last 11 months. That would be a shame now, wouldn't it?
Have a great weekend all.
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